University of Connecticut, BA; Storrs, CT
Fitchburg State University, MEd; Fitchburg, MA
Subject Areas at Winch: Humanities, Coach
“You don’t lose if you get knocked down, you only lose if you stay down.”
Coach Moorshead has spent the last ten years working closely with many different youth organizations to promote the game of lacrosse, a sport his father brought to the area. He is now teaching English and Psychology for The Winchendon School. Coach Moorshead enjoys sharing his academic passions with his students from the latest studies and findings in the field of psychology, to sharing his insight about some of the greatest classics in the world of literature. Coach Moorshead enjoys reading, writing, and learning in his free time.
- Globetrotting: Mykonos, Greece
- Music to Start the Day: Pop Music both classics and new Pop
- Favorite Book: Impossible to choose just one! But I am rereading The Blindside and I have to say it is still incredible.
- Heroes: Muhammad Ali for his grit, determination, and passion both in and outside of the ring.
Winning the small school lacrosse championship in his first year teaching and coaching at The Winchendon School, Coach Moorshead lays essential groundwork for life.
“My favorite memory so far from work happened in my first year. It was my first time ever head coaching a lacrosse team and we had a really big challenge on our hands. We had to go all the way down to CT and play king school who had a lot of older talent and a strong reputation. We had a 3 hour bus ride, and only in the last two weeks of the season did the boys finally start to click. I knew we could win, but I knew if we didn’t come to play our game we could just have easily been dead in the water. It was a back and forth game but the boys fought hard, in the second half we made some key adjustments and in the waning moments of the 4th quarter with game tied at 10 a piece, my freshman starter took a leap of faith and blasted a shot right past the goalie. 10 seconds left and the defense stood tall and my goalie made an unbelievable save. We came out of a 3 hour road trip with a big win and I think that smile left my face for about a week.”